Hi All,
I'm interested in obtaining a block of vb code that would take two measured points (or a number of measured points) and produce a difference result that could then be used itself in a max/min math formula. For example: two points along the Xaxis: one measures 1.5" and the other +2.0. The vb would produce a usable item valued at 3.5" in a max/min calculation consisting of other results obtained in the same manner. Ultimately, I would desire to discover the max difference set among all the sets.
I'm just beginning vb code, so any examples would definitely be appreciated.
John
Min/ Max difference formula for measured point sets
Re: Min/ Max difference formula for measured point sets
I have a solution to sort through CLoud data and find highest Z points. The same sorting could be done for High and Low points. See details here  viewtopic.php?f=30&t=84#p4605
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Re: Min/ Max difference formula for measured point sets
Hi John,
You would have to change the GetReportInfo line but this may do what you want.
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Dim i
Dim k
Dim p(1 to 4)
Dim out
for i = 1 to 4
p(i) = GetReportInfo("POINT" & i, "3D", 3)
next i
for k = 1 to 3
if abs(p(k)) > abs(p(k+1)) then
p(k+1) = abs(p(k))
else
p(k+1) = abs(p(k+1))
end if
next k
out = p(k)
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You would have to change the GetReportInfo line but this may do what you want.
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Dim i
Dim k
Dim p(1 to 4)
Dim out
for i = 1 to 4
p(i) = GetReportInfo("POINT" & i, "3D", 3)
next i
for k = 1 to 3
if abs(p(k)) > abs(p(k+1)) then
p(k+1) = abs(p(k))
else
p(k+1) = abs(p(k+1))
end if
next k
out = p(k)
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 Ryan Christopher
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Re: Min/ Max difference formula for measured point sets
Oops...here is a better version that lets you do your inputs outside of the logic.
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'FIND MAX T DEV OF POINT GROUP
''''''declaration of variables: paste this block only once in your cmmm program
Dim i
Dim p(1 to 200)
Dim out
Dim StartPt
Dim EndPtA
Dim EndPtB
Dim NamePrefix
Dim NameSuffix
'FIND MAX T DEV OF POINT GROUP
''''''instantiate the variables below for each block of points
StartPt = 1
EndPtA = 189
NamePrefix = "POINT"
NameSuffix = ""
''''''extraction of T deviation value from cmmm
for i = StartPt to EndPtA
p(i) = GetReportInfo(NamePrefix & i & NameSuffix, "T", 3)
next i
'''''calculation of largest T deviation
EndPtB = EndPtA  1
for i = StartPt to EndPtB
if abs(p(i)) > abs(p(i+1)) then
p(i+1) = abs(p(i))
else
p(i+1) = abs(p(i+1))
end if
next i
'''''assignment of largest T deviation to a variable
out = p(i)
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================================================================
'FIND MAX T DEV OF POINT GROUP
''''''declaration of variables: paste this block only once in your cmmm program
Dim i
Dim p(1 to 200)
Dim out
Dim StartPt
Dim EndPtA
Dim EndPtB
Dim NamePrefix
Dim NameSuffix
'FIND MAX T DEV OF POINT GROUP
''''''instantiate the variables below for each block of points
StartPt = 1
EndPtA = 189
NamePrefix = "POINT"
NameSuffix = ""
''''''extraction of T deviation value from cmmm
for i = StartPt to EndPtA
p(i) = GetReportInfo(NamePrefix & i & NameSuffix, "T", 3)
next i
'''''calculation of largest T deviation
EndPtB = EndPtA  1
for i = StartPt to EndPtB
if abs(p(i)) > abs(p(i+1)) then
p(i+1) = abs(p(i))
else
p(i+1) = abs(p(i+1))
end if
next i
'''''assignment of largest T deviation to a variable
out = p(i)
================================================================

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Re: Min/ Max difference formula for measured point sets
This can be done without VB scripting or with VB scripting. The nonVB route is easier of course.
nonVB:
From the code, you can see that each point is evaluated, and if the new value is > the current "MaxX" then the the variable "MaxX" gets replaces tih that value. If you want to look for the point with the smallest value, you just change the ">" to "<".
If you would like to see the values, just remove the apostrophe from the beginning of the "MsgBox" lines.
You can then use a math function in a script to assign the value you are looking for to another variable and that variable can be reported as a User Defined Dimension.
nonVB:
 Measure the series of points as a cloud
 Do a two point construction looking for High/Low points from a cloud (this will take some strategy in finding features or machine axis that are furthers/closest to the points you want)
 report the distance between the two constructed points
 First we need to figure out how many cloud points we are going to evaluate. We can count points in a cloud with this script
Code: Select all
'Count Points in Cloud
NumPnts = GetFeaturePropertyAct("CLOUD1", 1)
'MsgBox(NumPnts)
 Next we need to look at each point in turn and see what is the furthest (in this case) point in X. This will involve a loop that will evaluate each point in the cloud by using the variable "NumPoints"
Code: Select all
MaxX = 10000
Dim Xpoint(1500)
'Loop Through All points in Cloud
For i = 1 to NumPnts
Xpoint(i) = GetCloudPointPropertyAct("CLOUD1", i , 1)
If Xpoint(i) > MaxX Then
MaxX = Xpoint(i)
End If
Next
'MsgBox(MaxX)
From the code, you can see that each point is evaluated, and if the new value is > the current "MaxX" then the the variable "MaxX" gets replaces tih that value. If you want to look for the point with the smallest value, you just change the ">" to "<".
If you would like to see the values, just remove the apostrophe from the beginning of the "MsgBox" lines.
You can then use a math function in a script to assign the value you are looking for to another variable and that variable can be reported as a User Defined Dimension.

 SUDO
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Re: Min/ Max difference formula for measured point sets
Also, Ryan's response is awesome as always.